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Old 12-22-2003, 05:21 PM   #1
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editing config files.. embarassingly basic question

very basic newbish question..

how do i access config files to edit them?
Old 12-22-2003, 05:29 PM   #2
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most of your conf files are in /etc, and, you'll need to be root to edit them.
good luck.
Old 12-22-2003, 05:35 PM   #3
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....... adding to that - su to Root user in an xterm then the general form is

editor path_to_configfile
Old 12-23-2003, 07:27 AM   #4
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Just in case you mean what to use to edit, some easier editors to use are:


and more traditional ones but more difficult at first are:


Like Skyline said, the format at the command line using pico as an example would be:

>>pico <filename>

where >> is a prompt (dont type it) and <filename> is the pathname, fully qualified if neccesary.


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